iBook not enough?

Kills me to even ask, but is my iBook G4 1.33 GHz, 1.25 GB going to be powerful enough to run VD2? I'm having some compatibility issues with VD/Kompakt and Mac OS 10.4. I'm feeling stuck in the middle progress. Hate to think I need a new computer. Any words of encouragement?
You can get by with your iBook since it has a good amount of RAM, but you may need break complex projects into chunks and mix them together later.  For example, make an AIF audio file of just the battery, then one of wood mallet instruments, and one of metal instruments.  Then in a program like Logic, Cubase, even Garage Band, you can put them back together and make a final mix of the three AIF files.  This will also allow you to make a well ballanced final project too.
Jim,

You may be correct. I didn't even think about running classic because like you said it's not worth it when it comes to digital audio.


Ted
Ted, I think he may be referring to the fact that the older version of Kompakt launches in ";Classic"; mode. Newer Macs haven't been bootable in OS9 for a while now (maybe the past couple years or so?), but the option to launch programs in Classic mode still exists. However running a Virtual Instrument in OS9, while trying to access it from another MIDI program in OSX will not work (to the best of my knowledge).
Are you positive of the computer specs? I bought my iBook in December of 2004, less than a year ago. At the time it was the fastest iBook available and runs only OS X. You also mentioned that you are running OS 9, I would first double check your specs.


Ted
There is an updated OSX version of Kompakt available, as well as an updated OSX version of the Registration Tool. You should definitely download these from Native Instruments' ";Updates"; page.
http://www.nativeinstruments.de/index.php?id=updates_us&ftu=540ddcdaef

In order to do so, you must first be a registered user. Bear with it, this may seem like a few hoops to jump through, but it's relatively easy.

If you haven't yet registered your OS9 version of Kompakt, do so by running the Registration Tool (in OS9). This will walk you through a series of steps on the NI website, where you'll have to create a user account (if you haven't already).

Once you're registered and have your NI account, you can log into the above Updates page, and download the OSX versions of the Reg Tool and Kompakt, which will get you all current. Once you're running everything in OSX, you should see a more realistic representation of your computer's actual performance.
Currently have VD1. I was hoping to upgrade to VD2, read the system requirements and thought my year old laptop was now behind the times. So you are having no problems? Problems I'm having are 1.) opens in OS 9, 2.) product registration tool doesn't work; had to reinstall, and the problems started then. 
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Kills me to even ask, but is my iBook G4 1.33 GHz, 1.25 GB going to be powerful enough to run VD2? I'm having some compatibility issues with VD/Kompakt and Mac OS 10.4. I'm feeling stuck in the middle progress. Hate to think I need a new computer. Any words of encouragement?
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This is the same system I have except for the OS. I'm still on 10.3.9 and everything works fine. What specific issues are you having?
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